President Barack Obama wants to lift the threat of deportation for nearly five million undocumented immigrants in the US. In the meantime, a handful of people facing deportation are finding sanctuary in churches.
Carlos Ramos, a teenager living in Massachusetts, started the new school year with a lot on his mind. At the top of the list was whether he'll be able to stay with his parents, who have permission to remain in the US, or be deported back to El Salvador.
Panamanian musician Ruben Blades explains why and how he transformed many of his classic salsa tunes into tangos.
People who smuggle migrants across the US-Mexico border, known as coyotes or polleros, are logging on to Facebook to find more clients. Satisfied customers will post reviews of their coyotes on social media, and connect their relatives to helpful smuggling contacts online.
The World's Jason Margolis got a rare tour of the detention facilities in McAllen, Texas, that houses unaccompanied migrant children and families from Central America. There's been a recent surge of such migrants this year, stretching the border's immigration centers to the limit.
The crisis along the border over the surging number of unaccompanied minors coming to the US played out in an Arizona town Tuesday. A rumor spread that federal officials were sending some of the young migrants to a camp for at-risk youth in Oracle — and soon protesters on both sides turned out. But the migrants never arrived.
A new US-backed Honduran security unit is switching gears: It went from targeting drug smugglers to preventing kids from crossing the Honduran border.
In the new book, "Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era" authors Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts dive into a world of anti-aging clinics, a bond between superstars and a medical school dropout, and a covert police force run by Major League Baseball.
Activist Patricia Samayoa survived civil war and death squads, but was shot while running an errand in Guatemala last week. Her death is another symbol of the violence that has become commonplace and sent thousands of people abroad seeking refuge.
Like their neighbors in Mexico, many Central Americans head to the United States for better opportunities. They come from impoverished towns, some rife with gang violence and high crime rates. But on their journey north, hundreds of these migrants become targets for gangs, organized crime and even police.
Jamaican artist Brushy One-String performs on a guitar with, yes, just one string. And it's awesome. If you don't believe us, check out the video.